Wednesday, January 20, 2010

KB or Not KB?


It’s Sir Patrick Stewart, KB (Knight Bachelor), now. The legendary Shakespearean actor, also famed for Star Trek: The Next Generation and numerous films, was on Her Majesty’s New Year’s Honours List for services to drama.

One memorable performance, of course, was on Sesame Street

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vb4X2DuLisc

Another memorable performance will be aired on PBS later this year, with Stewart appearing as Claudius in the recent RSC production of Hamlet, featuring Doctor Who’s David Tennant in the title role. Stewart had previously played a televised Claudius in the BBC/Time-Life Shakespeare version with Derek Jacobi as Hamlet.

Also knighted was Nicholas Hytner, Artistic Director of the National Theatre in London.

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